The Best Black Lipstick Ideas To Make You More Beautiful 49
The Best Black Lipstick Ideas To Make You More Beautiful 49

20+ The Best Black Lipstick Ideas To Make You More Beautiful

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Today, black lipstick is most associated with the goth subculture, and, to a lesser extent, some heavy metal bands and singers. Bands like KISS and Alice Cooper still wear this dramatic look. However, when badly applied, this lipstick can look tacky and try-hard. Among goths, it is the mark of an inexperienced or self-unaware person.

If you’ve ever been to an American mall, you can probably picture such a person in your mind: out of shape, wearing a large black t-shirt, with black nail polish, and straggly, unkempt hair. This tragic teenager (or overgrown teenager) has given black lipstick a bad name. Hopefully this person will grow out of their fad, get more in shape, and move on to a better look.

So, who does black lipstick look good on? And how can you apply it so you don’t look like you’re wearing a Halloween costume out of season? First, understand the history of this lipstick color; then, follow my advice.

A Brief History of Black Lips
Some tribes, including the Maori of New Zealand, paint and tattoo their lips black. In Hindu tradition, both men and women would color their lips and teeth with betel, resulting in a dark green color. There are many reasons for this type of adornment, from ceremonial commemoration (e.g. the black paint represents the blood of one’s enemies) to tribal identification.

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